December 24, 2014 12:18 pm
Updated: December 24, 2014 12:19 pm

TTC offers to pay for funeral of teen killed by bus

Amaria Diljohn, 14, was struck and killed by a TTC bus on Dec. 19, 2014.

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TORONTO – The Toronto Transit Commission is offering up to $20,000 for the funeral of a teenage girl struck and killed by a bus last Friday.

TTC CEO Andy Byford told the Globe and Mail the financial assistance is “not about guilt” but “the right thing to do.”

Amaria Diljohn, 14, was killed Dec. 19 when she was crossing Finch Avenue East near Neilson Road.

The TTC bus, driven by a 27-year-old man, did not remain at the scene.

Police are investigating and the driver is not currently facing any charges.

As a result of the incident, the TTC is looking at installing dashboard cameras on streetcars and buses as part of a review examining driver training.

A trust account for Diljohn has currently collected around $2,000.

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